One of Nashville's hot spots is getting hotter! The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is gearing up for Hot Nights at the Hall this summer. The popular concert series for museum members returns June 5 with a performance by David Nail. The series, which debuted last summer, will feature live music, food, autograph signings and exclusive access to the museum and Museum Store. Additional performers include Jana Kramer on July 13 and Love and Theft on August 31.

Hot Nights at the Hall begin at 6:00 PM and admission is free to all museum members. Membership at the museum begins at $40 and includes admission to all three concert events as well as a year of free admission to the museum and more. Membership may be purchased at the event, by phone at (615) 291-8419 or by clicking here.

"Our members are a vital part of our museum family, and their contributions directly support our mission," says Museum Director Kyle Young. "We created Hot Nights at the Hall last year as a way to say 'thank you' to the members we have, and to encourage others to join us by providing them with a really great value and yet another benefit to museum membership. We're excited to bring the series back this summer and again offer members old and new a chance to hear some great music, meet the performers, and enjoy our exhibits after hours."

One of the not-to-be missed special exhibits currently at the Museum is "The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country." The exhibit spotlights the raw, electric sound that gained tremendous popularity in the 1960s and can still be heard today in the modern country music of acts such as Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and others.

Also currently at the museum are exhibits dedicated to legendary guitarist and producer Chet Atkins and "Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music." For more information, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's website here.

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